The executive team at AdvisorPR brings a diverse background of experience, talent and education to directly benefit the clients we serve. Being exclusively dedicated to the financial industry since 2005, we have built our team, services and network of industry and media relationships to truly cater to this unique niche.
From the pace of working for Fortune 500 organizations, to the skill of standing in front of TV cameras and radio mics, and with the patience of sitting across from financial clients, our team of experts understands firsthand the distinct challenges and opportunities that financial organizations face.
Founder and President
Alana Kohl, Founder and President of AdvisorPR, is an accomplished publicist, author and brand consultant. Established in 2005, AdvisorPR is exclusively dedicated to serving the marketing communications needs of financial services professionals and organizations. Through her innovative turnkey programs and proven approach to media relations, Kohl and her team have been able to skillfully and systematically secure substantive media placements through every market and economic cycle and across diverse media platforms, including local, national and industry outlets. With nearly two decades serving the financial sector, Kohl’s leadership has been pivotal in shaping and supporting some of the industry’s biggest evolutions—from communication strategies surrounding mergers and acquisitions to guiding advisors to establishing independent brands and launching thought leaders to new levels of success.
Vice President - Marketing
As vice president of marketing, Courtney Browning brings creative talent from more than a decade of experience in marketing, branding and advertising roles. She works with AdvisorPR’s clients in developing integrated marketing communication plans and consulting on coordinated marketing and branding initiatives.
Courtney started her career in the financial industry managing an in-house marketing agency with a prominent financial corporation. During this time, she established professional brand images for more than two hundred independent financial advisors across the country. From there, she obtained her life insurance and Series 65 licensing and became an independent financial advisor; with her experience developing retirement income plans, prospecting, hosting weekly financial radio and TV programs and managing compliance, she has experienced all that goes into being a financial advisor today. Reconnecting with her true passion of marketing communications, she joined AdvisorPR in 2014, bringing firsthand understanding and knowledge of the industry to our team.
Courtney is a magna cum laude graduate of Washburn University with a bachelor’s in advertising and a minor in business.
Jill Jagelski Schofield
Director of Public Relations
Jill Jagelski Jagelski Schofield brings her experience from the “other side” as a news anchor and producer for an NBC affiliate station to the team at AdvisorPR. As a public relations account executive, she focuses on creating media opportunities for clients in local, national and industry media outlets through broadcast, digital video and radio outlets.
Prior to joining AdvisorPR, Jill gained a variety of media experience, including: executive producer, lead anchor and assignment editor for broadcast media as well as serving as a color commentator and sideline reporter for ESPN radio. She has been involved in writing, video editing and the production of news content for local news programs and has collaborated on and shared content with national news organizations.
Jill is a graduate of Carroll College with a double major in communications and public relations, a focus in journalism and a minor in television broadcasting.
Noe’l Starks brings an impressive level of organization and attention to detail to AdvisorPR. Originally from Orange County, California, with a background in paralegal work, she helps support the team throughout daily operations and scheduling coordination.
Noe’l has her certificate and Associate of Arts in paralegal studies from Santa Ana College. She is married and is the proud mom of two daughters.